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Education
1:50 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Dr. Dunn Outlines Roll-Out of Cuts, Reallocation and New Revenue for MSU in Monthly Conversation

In this monthly chat, Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn reacts to the first meeting of the Board of Regents ad-hoc committee tasked with reviewing his contract, details his plan to roll out findings from Budget Planning and Review Team, explains how the so called “sequester” could impact MSU and how the university is preparing for re-accreditation.

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Education
2:10 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hopkins County Celebrates Literacy March 4-9

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The Hopkins County Literacy Celebration is March 4 through 9th. Schools are getting books written by Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler, as well as Linn Oliver and Theo Baker. Author Lin Oliver visits for a Chamber Hot Topic Lunch and there's a short story contest for students. Kate Lochte speaks with Patricia Wiles, Coordinator of Marketing and Media for Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, previewing the upcoming event.

2013 KY General Assembly
11:24 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Persistently Low-Achieving Schools Could Become Charter Schools Under Kentucky Senate Bill

Kentucky persistently low-achieving schools would be able to become charter schools to improve performance and test scores under a bill discussed Tuesday in the state Senate Education Committee.

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Education
12:50 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Newly Reinstated HCC President, Selbe's Administrative Leave Was Due to Misconduct

Jim Selbe
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Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe was reinstated today after he was placed on un-paid administrative leave last week for employee misconduct.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System conducted an investigation into Selbe’s misconduct and have since allowed him to return to work.

Selbe didn’t mention details of his misconduct but did apologize to those involved and his family. Selbe says he’ll face disciplinary action and attend workplace sensitivity training at his own expense.

Here is Selbe's statement:

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Education
7:49 am
Thu February 21, 2013

UT Knoxville Says Anti Preference Bill Would Be 'Lawyer's Dream'

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Tennessee’s institutions of higher education are still trying to scuttle legislative tweaks to their admissions and hiring processes. A proposed law intended to make sure no preference is shown on the basis of race or gender was again delayed in a state Senate committee.

Universities are worried about the possibly broad interpretation of what “preference” could mean.

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Education
5:01 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

AP Exams A Growing Trend in KY Schools

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More than 12-thousand Kentucky public high school graduates took an Advanced Placement Exam last year according to new data released today by the College Board. That represents a 74% increase from the graduating class in Kentucky five years ago. AP courses are more rigorous than typical high school classes and many universities offer students college credit for earning a qualifying score on the end-of-year exam.  Trevor Packer is senior vice president of the Advanced Placement Program.

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Education
4:29 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

"Transfer Madness" Event Gives Two-Year Graduates Easy Access to Four-Year Institutions

Kentucky college students interested in transferring to a public or private four-year university have a chance at a one day all-in-one transfer initiative.

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Education
2:03 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

HCC Directors To Meet and Release Statement on Selbe's Status

Tomorrow, a week after Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe announced a leave of absence, the HCC Board of Directors will meet in a closed session.  HCC issued a press release today announcing tomorrow's meeting and a subsequent press conference related to Selbe's future with the institution. Selbe has been on administrative leave since last week. HCC spokesperson Rena Young refused to discuss the meeting, citing personnel issues. Selbe was not available for comment.

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Education
4:03 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Exhibit for Hopkinsville African American Educator Rozelle Leavell

Alissa Keller is with us next. She's the Executive Director of the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County clustered around the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 217 East 9th Street, in the old post office building. The other museums across the street include the Charles Jackson Circus Museum and the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum. Today's conversation centers on what's happening at The Pennyroyal this month and next. Kate Lochte has the conversation. 

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2013 TN General Assembly
6:11 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Tennessee Universities Defend Diversity Programs

College presidents in Tennessee are defending their programs meant to diversify their student bodies. They worry about an effort to outlaw any preferences on the basis of race or gender.

Universities are already barred by federal law from giving minorities a leg up in the admittance or hiring process. But there are efforts to attract certain under-represented groups.

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